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Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro

(formerly Bitterne Park Hotel)

2-4 Cobden Avenue
Southampton
SO18 1FX

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Premises Status

This pub is currently closed. We thought the Bitterne Park Hotel had not reopened after March lockdown, initially this was said to be due to some renovation work, but it did open in December but in breach of Covid regulations for which it lost its licence. The news story 29/03/2021 is that it will reopen on 17th May as Mbuntu Cocktail Bar; Licence applied for 29/03/2021.

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

This description and all but contact details elsewhere refer to the pub when it was the Bitterne Park Hotel.

A coaching inn was established on this site in 1686 and parts of the current building possibly date from the 18th century when there was a rebuild following a fire, though the brickwork looks slightly newer than this suggesting another later rebuild. This huge pub dominates the views east from Cobden Bridge. The original three bars have been merged into one but with enough of the interior walls left intact to give the feeling of separate areas. The high ceilings give a feeling of size and airiness, while still retaining a bit of cosiness. The long bar has two handpumps in the middle, but as of March 2019 neither were in use. One of the three areas is a games area with pool, darts and slot machines.

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Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro, Southampton

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Sunday only.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Limited spaces.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool, Darts.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT Sport and Sky.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro

2-4 Cobden Avenue
Southampton
SO18 1FX

Sat Nav Reference

50.92372, -1.37563

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (105m)

First: 7

Nearby Station (750m)

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